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What’s going on throughout the area

June 8, 2013
The Herald-Star

Basketball camp at Weirton church

Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th-annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church's Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton

It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State Area. All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.

For information, call (304) 748-1922.

Church to hold special program

Morning Star Baptist Church in Weirton will celebrate Men and Women's Day at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Melvin G. Rippy and Macedonia Baptist Church of Wheeling.

A dinner will be held before the program and immediately following the church's 11 a.m. service.

The Rev. Willie Nevels is pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, and Evelyn Woods is chairman of the program.

Peach festival crafters needed

The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold its 50th-annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives, Weirton. Crafters are needed. Those interested can contact the church at (304) 723-4120.

Harmony UMC to host free concert

Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, will be the site of a free concert by Anaphero, a Christiam music band, on Father's Day, June 16, at 7 p.m.

The group describes its music and singing as Messianic praise and worship. A tithe and offering basket will be in the rear of the sanctuary with all contributions going to Urban Mission Ministries.

'Spread A Little Sonshine' detailed

LaBelle View Church of Christ in Steubenville will host a performance by Mike and Sue Filisky of Lake Placid, Fla., as part of their "Spread A Little Sonshine" 2013 concert tour on June 16 at 6 p.m.

It is part of Grace Harmony Christian Music Ministry in its 11th-annual "Journey for Jesus."

A love offering will be taken.

Community band at Covenant

The Tri-State Community Band, under the direction of Rick Hicks, will present a concert of inspirational and seasonal music at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The band originally was formed in 1980 as the Toronto High School Alumni Band for football games.

Interest from local band members quickly grew, and the Toronto Community Band was formed, performing throughout the year.

The band has since expanded to include members from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and to reflect this expansion has taken the name Tri-State Community Band.

The band rehearses at Harding Middle School every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with new players always welcome.

Associate directors include Tony Violi, Joe Lancia and Homer Bower. A free will offering will be taken.

Shiloh hosting fun fest Wednesday

Shiloh Apostolic Church will host a free summer fun fest for adults and children from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weirton Event Center.

The theme is "His Banner Over Me is Love - God is Love." The event will include crafts, food, games, music and a message.

For information, call (304) 797-7848.

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